Fayetteville rezoning request goes from commercial to residential

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The first reading of a request to rezone .56 acres on South Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville from commercial to two-family residential was conducted Dec. 3 by the Fayetteville City Council.

Situated four lots south of Ga. Highway 54 and across from Johnson Avenue, the request was for two undeveloped tracts to be rezoned from C-1 (Downtown Commercial) to DR-15 (Two-family Residential) to accommodate the development of two freestanding duplex buildings on each tract, for a total of four residential units on the overall 0.56-acre tract.

There were no public comments on the rezoning request.

City staff said the subject tract is located within a larger area surrounding the historic downtown square and designated as Walkable Mixed Use on the Future Land Use Map. The Comprehensive Plan characterizes the area as pedestrian-oriented.

The properties to the north, east and south are zoned C-2 (Community Commercial), DR-15 (Two-family Residential) and RMF-15 (Multi-family Residential).

Councilman Paul Oddo recused himself due to a business relationship.

The request was recommended for approval on Nov. 17 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

City planning staff recommended approval of the rezoning request.

The second reading and potential vote is expected at the Dec. 17 meeting.